I am a BI grad and of course I am pulling for them. However, If Raekwon McMillan has one of his monster nights, with or without rain drops, it will turn into a long nite for BI.
The winner takes home the Commissioner's Cup trophy which was started in 2001. Bardwell retired the 1st cup by winning three games in a row,2001-2003. LCHS has its 1st Commissioner Cup II win. I think of this upcoming game as the, "Come and take it Bowl".
This will be a good measuring stick to see where both teams are when they clash this week. Liberty County has a great shot at having a successful season with all of these returning players.
You can bet your last dollar that that Stadium will be jammed packed. I honestly believe that Bradwell will be ready this Friday as well.
I hope so. Remember to wear a royal blue shirt; better yet, go by the school and get a game-day T-shirt. That goes for all BI supporters. It sure is nice for those of us here in Hinesville to actually look forward to Friday nights in the fall in South Georgia; as it should be.
And, yes, BI will be as ready as possible. This is a process. All they can do is get better everyday. And they are. And as you have said yourself, it WILL take time. But I can promise you and everyone else, we ARE on the right path. That is a fact.
I honestly believe you. I have seen the improvement that with my own eyes. I am very excited about this Bradwell Institute Football Program. Already you can see that it is so much better than it was in the previous years. Confidence is very high, and you can see in the players. I know it will take time, but I honestly believe that we are well on our way back to the glory days.... GO Tigers!!!
I can tell you that morale is high amongst the Bradwell players and they are AGAIN able to hold their heads up high in AND wear their jerseys on Fridays to school! They are young, but hungry for a win! I'm ready for some GREAT rival football on Friday night! GO TIGERS!!!!
Sounds good to me, Georgeann7!
From what I have seen, the kids have responded well to the "new way" and deserve a great deal of credit for doing so. I am so glad that they can be proud of who they are.
Hi SF3 and tiger5, This is the 1st true home game for the panthers in over 20 years of football between the two schools. GO PANTHERS !!!
I am waxing melancholy right now. I remember when BI was the LIONS. It all changed in '73. Lions are Kings and on one sour note: Tigers is the MOST common mascot name in AMerica.
I wish we were the Bradwell Institute Lions!!! We were a glorious bunch.
As I understand it, when the schools were desegregated, they closed Liberty High but kept Liberty County High's mascot (Tigers)and kept Bradwell Institute, renamed the Tigers, in place of the Lions. I'm sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.
You are correct. The two schools emerged and the new Bradwell Institute became the Tigers. Bradwell Institute colors were Blue and White. Libertty County Colors wete Purple & Gold.
Bradwe Institute Mascot was the Lions and Liberty County was the Tigers. I was a small kid back then, but there was a boycott or what I can remember, was somewhat of a civil movement back then. I stand to be corrected but I remember that somewhat back then. It was a buge disagreement as to what the new school would be named. If I'm not mistaken, I think Al Williams ked this movement.
Greetings Ted Harris,
This will be one heck of football game between these two cross town rivals, being played before a capacity crowd. The Liberty County Panthers have the experience players, in addition to their speed and size. The Bradwell Institute Tigers will enter the regular season with younger players, and will be giving up size. They don't have any blue chip Super 11 talent players. But what they do have is confidence, pride, guts, and heart. This game will definitely be an exciting one. Probably the best game of the regular season. Go Tigers!!!
SportsFan31313 and Ted Harris,
It will be an exciting game alright and I wouldn't be surprised if we DID see a couple of Super 11 talented players emerge that night! Let's get back to football in Hinesville!! WHOOHOO!! The Tigers have my heart and my nod on this one! :) GO TIGERS!!
Hi Winning The Commissioners Cup was a big deal for Bradwell a decade ago. They kept it in the front office. I recall the Tigers avg. 50 points a game in there three wins.
Everyone has a big stake in the game Friday. I just want to see a good and fair game and at the end of the day we can congratulate the winner! And JimmyMack, I think he can and will be. ;)
There were only 100 tickets sent to BI as of this morning. Perhaps they can get more later but if that's where you planned on purchasing advanced tickets, you may want to do so promptly.
WOW, only 100 tickets? That will probably be gone by today. I wonder why so little of amount?
No doubt. This will be an exciting game. I'm rooting for Bradwell as well. Go Tigers!!!!!
Tiger5, Jimmy D, Sebekm, Georgeann7,
Well the spread is suggesting Liberty County wins by 14. I'm going against the grain. Liberty does seem to have all the trump cards though, and home field advantage, but this team is Bradwell Institute Tigers Team is playing with confidence. This will be a hard hitting, hard fought game to the finish. Don't be surprise that the score is still 0-0 at the half. I hope Bradwell does not cause any penalties, and keep mistakes to a bare minimum. This could be the key to winning this game.
I really like defense. Even more than the offense as defense wins games. I'm going to go with Bradwell Institute because because of the intensity they are carry along with them. I know that Liberty County have the experienced players, and they hold the trump cards. But something deep inside tells me that Bradwell Institute will win this game tomorrow. Go Bradwell Institute Tigers...
Game day has arrived, and the moment of truth is near. 10 hours away from kickoff.
I'm quite sure that there will be a huge Pep Rally today at Both Schools.
So far this morning I have seen several "game day" shirts for both Liberty and Bradwell around town (BI's looks better, btw). This is how it SHOULD be. I hope the momentum maintains itself for both schools, beyond this weekend. It is good for the kids, the schools, and the community...GO TIGERS!!!
Wouldn't it be nice if it could get so big and popular in town as to have a parade again like I was told they used to?!?(But maybe I'm thinking about the Homecoming Parade) Good Luck and GO TIGERS!!!!
I'm on fire and ready to go...I hope we don't get rained out. I would like for everyone on the blog to wear a name tag (blog name) so I can put a face with a name...Want happen...BI all the way!!
Hopefully all the rain will dump before 6. Still have a soggy field, but perhaps attendance wouldn't be depressed too much.
Better game than the score. Too many BI turnovers; too many great Liberty athletes. Bradwell is on the right track though. Make no mistake about it.
I agree Tiger5! We had high hopes but what I saw last night was a team that is molding together. Coach Carter has had these guys 4-5 months and is doing a great job. Liberty County has been together for a few years with a coach that has built their program up. I was a little disappointed because I would have like to see them win. It was a GREAT and exciting game. But they have got to work on their turnovers. 3 fumbles in critical situations is what pretty much killed us. STILL love my Tigers! Wait until NEXT week! :) GO TIGERS!!
It is impressive to me, even with Liberty's size, speed, and FBS recruits, that it really came down to turnovers. Stay the course, BI. You are on your way.
Yes indeed it was a good game. Mistakes did them in. If it wasnt for the mistakes, that game would have been a lot closer. I thought we had a good chance when Bradwell closed the gap within four points. But again mistakes cost Bradwell. However; you have to give it to that Panters Defense. I can see that team winning their Sub Region easy.
Yes Coach Carter and company is definitely heading in the right direction. As I said in my earlier comments, Liberty County had the size, speed, and experienced players. But Bradwell is playing with confidence. What I do see is the Bradwell players are small. They have to get some size. Maybe some extra cheeseburgers wont hurt lol.., But Bradwell is geading in the right direction. Like I said, in two to three years, Bradwell will be a powerful football team.